Thirty days are up, but Brett remains in uniform

KANSAS CITY, MO. – George Brett’s self-imposed 30-day time limit regarding his tenure as the Royals’ hitting coach came and went over the weekend in Minneapolis.

And Brett was still in uniform working on Tuesday as the Royals prepared for a three-game set with the Cleveland Indians.

“I don’t know what I’ll do,” Brett told Tuesday afternoon. “I didn’t realize the 30-day thing was up.

“At some point I’ll get with (general manager) Dayton Moore and we’ll come up with a decision. But we don’t have to do anything now. We’ll just keep going day by day.”

Brett took over for hitting coaches Jack Maloof and Andre David, who were both reassigned May 30.

Since Brett assumed the role of hitting coach, the Royals are 17-12.

In terms of production, the Royals’ offense has not changed dramatically under Brett.

But some struggling hitters are beginning to heat up. Eric Hosmer, who had only one homer pre-Brett, had six homers in June and had a .541 slugging percentage last month.

Mike Moustakas, hitting below .200 most of the season, has hit in nine of his last 10 games, with six multi-hit games. He also had his first homer in 124 at bats on Friday.

“We all hope George will stay,” Moustakas said. “I feel we can all keep learning so much from him. Some of the things he tells you are things you may have heard before, but he says them differently that make sense.

“I think we’re all starting to hit better and so, yeah, we want him to stay.”

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